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Bennie Nathan Howard aka Bennie “Buckshot”

Ben Howard, Challis, joined the big roundup in the sky May 26, 2013. Born July 24, 1922 in Buhl, Idaho to Herbert Benjamin and Sarah Lydia Tannehill Howard. He was joined by two sisters, Ellen Rachael (Smith) September 13, 1923 and Juanita Velma (Souders) December 2, 1925.  Ben’s father deserted the family when Ben was four. Herbert and ...

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